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It looks like you need to add that directory to your path. The exact command to do this depends on which shell is in use. For bash, you'll need something like: export PATH=$PATH:/home/user/Downloads/program/ Explanation: The PATH=$PATH keeps the existing path as part of the new path your are creating. The :/home/user/Downloads/program/ adds that ...


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The exit values from your experiment are correct. When the test utility evaluates an expression, if the expression evaluates to true, test returns a zero (true) exit status; otherwise it returns 1 (false). So, in your example, test -L ../Dependencies returns 0 (true) because ../Dependencies is a symbolic link. If ../Dependencies was not a symbolic link, ...


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When you add a new program to the path, you need to type rehash For it to be known to the shell.



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